October 18, 2017 • By UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Also in attendance was Senator Anthony Portantino, chair of the State Senate Budget Committee on Education, a strong supporter of the SIEML program. Portantino spent time speaking with students, many of whom travelled long distances from all over the country to partake in the Irvine event.
The Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) is a system wide initiative that rotates throughout the University of California's six participating business schools. Each year 50 students are invited to spend two weeks of intense leadership training at one of the six UC business schools. Each cohort of students has the opportunity to attend two different schools over a two-year period. The goal of the program is to create a pipeline of African American and Latino students into the premier UC MBA degree programs. SIEML has progressed from Berkley to UCLA, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Riverside and now UC Irvine.